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jonnatan leiva(46)
San Francisco, CA


Jonnatan Leiva, a Chronicle Rising Star Chef honoree, has trained with top chefs in Paris, New York, and throughout the Bay Area. He was the executive chef at Jack Falstaff restaurant in San Francisco, was a guest chef at the James Beard Foundation Dinner, and ran kitchens at high-profile restaurants in New York like 10 Downing, The Lion, and Saxon+Parole. Leiva returned back to his roots to the bountiful and sunny Northern California. He has consulted for several high profile restaurant such as Penrose in Oakland, The Thomas in Napa and Cockscomb in San Francisco. He has filled his time also focusing exclusively on private event dinners and working passionately with all his guest to make sure every meal is a truly memorable event. Chef is currently paving the way for his own brick and mortar location and growing his successful consulting brand.